Michalis Hatzigiannis (born November 5, 1979 in Nicosia,Cyprus) is a popular Greek Cypriot recording artist. From 2000 to 2009, Hatzigiannis has received over 30 certifications in Greece alone, making him one of most successful artists of the decade. Hatzigiannis is also known for representing Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest in1998. In 2010, Hatzigiannis released his first English language album in Europe. In 2010, Forbes listed Hatzigiannis as the 22nd most powerful and influential celebrity in Greece and fifth highest ranked singer.In March 2000 Hatzigiannis released his debut album in Greece "Paraxeni Giorti" (Strange Celebration). Many sought after composers and lyricists contributed to the making of this album which produced some of the biggest hits of that year. The song "Mono Sta Onira" (Only in dreams) stayed at number one in the Greek radio airplay for several weeks. And two other singles from the album, title track "Paraxeni Giorti" and "Ke Tha Hatho" (And I’ll disappear), had similar success. The album settled at double-platinum and was a career landmark for the young singer-songwriter in the Greek music scene. In November, he started to perform live shows in Athens.